I need a running back and I
need another receiver, but at this point in the draft, you
have to gobble up the best remaining players, and Gordon is
a returning starter at free safety that will help keep the
big plays generated by Robinson and Toussaint at a minimum.
14. Andy selects
Cam Gordon, redshirt junior
Gordon is still a bit of a
mystery. He was the star of spring practice a year ago, but
then he couldn't fight his way back onto the field after an
injury. I still believe he has the talent to do some big
things - and with him, Kenny Demens and Joe Bolden, I think
I've compiled a very strong linebacker corps.
15. Andy selects
I did myself a favor by
snatching up the best available wide receivers - Wilson is
talented, but completely inexperienced. The coaches have
been saying good things about the freshman, so I took a
16. Michael selects
Avery has never been a
full-time starter, but when he's on the field he makes big
plays, and my defense could use that, while he also has
matched up with Roundtree and Jeremy Gallon enough in
practice to know how to defend them.
17. Michael selects
redshirt freshman DT
I still have a few holes to
fill, and I jump on the versatile Rock, who can play either
the three-technique inside or the five-technique. Reports
have been positive about him this spring, and he expects to
play a significant role in the fall.
18. Andy selects
Joey Burzinski, redshirt
I need offensive linemen - I
took the best one still available. Burzynski is having a
great spring, and offensive coordinator Al Borges said he's
pushing Elliott Mealer for the starting left guard position.
19. Andy selects
Drew Dileo, junior WR
With the linebacker corps
I've compiled, I'm confident I can shut down Michigan's
tight ends. I'm not scared of giving Michael either Brandon
Moore or Ricardo Miller. So I decided to draft into a
three-wide set, increasing my explosiveness on offense with
Dileo, who will see more playing time next season.
20. Michael selects
Jeremy Jackson, junior WR
Gardner just called and said
he needed some targets, so Jackson it is. The junior may not
be a great deep threat, but he has sure hands and knows how
to use his long, lanky frame to go up and get the ball.
21. Michael selects
Ricardo Miller, junior TE
The best friend to a
receiving corps lacking game-breakers is a tight end that
has the talent of a wide receiver. And maybe, just maybe,
having three skill players and a quarterback all from the
same class will create chemistry.
22. Andy selects
Quinton Washington, redshirt
Washington is the big body I
need to try and eliminate Michael's offensive line. With him
and Black plugging up the middle, it will free up my
linebackers and defensive end Frank Clark to make plays.